January 4, 2015
A $300,000 loan from Plymouth Community Investment Committee helped make possible the completion of the first phase of a 26-unit townhome project in South Seattle. Last week, Homestead Community Land Trust (HCLT), which creates homeownership (not rental) opportunities for low and moderate–income people, celebrated the opening of its Columbia City Townhomes project.
Putting a portion of Plymouth’s endowment to work in ways like this is truly faith in action. As Kathleen Hosfeld, HCLT’s Interim Executive Director noted, “Creating an equitable path to homeownership is an act of justice,” for a number of wider reasons;
“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” ―Cornel West